Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Girl Who Played With Fire


The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson

A few months ago I discovered and read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, this was the 1st book in a series of three about journalist  Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander.  

I really enjoyed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo!  There was enough mystery and craziness that made it a great read.  I loved Lisabeth, she was a determined, sassy, misunderstood single gal who was not to be messed with.   She and Mikael made a great pair and they solved a mystery that many thought was un-solvable.   Violence against women was at the heart of book, I understand that it’s a big issue in Sweden. 

I had high hopes for The Girl Who Played with Fire.  Unfortunately it didn’t deliver the way I’d hoped.   It was good story in which we learned more about Lisbeth and her history, which isn’t pretty.  It lacked the story, mystery, and team work, of Dragon Tattoo though and I struggled to be motivated to read it. 

I am looking forward to the final novel in the Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest*, if only to complete the story. 

*Note: The review is in Swedish, I don’t think the book has been translated to English yet.

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Sharon said...

I read and loved The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I am looking forward to this one, but I too had high hopes for it. Oh well, thanks!

Kylie said...

I've toyed with the idea of reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo after hearing such good things about it. Not so sure now the second one doesn't seem as good. May leave it for awhile. Thanks for the review.

Harvee said...

I've read the 2nd in the trilogy but not the 1st or 3rd, and just got an ARC of the 3rd! Am so excited to read and review it. I liked your review of the 1st and really must read it first.